Meet Our Farmers at Seward Co-op’s CSA Fair

Connect with the people who grow and harvest our food. Seward Co-op is welcoming farmers and vendors to Seward Co-op Creamery Café for our 18th annual CSA Fair.

Join us for farmer talks, food samples, a raffle, and face time with local growers 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, April 27. Chat with representatives from local farms (see full list of farmers to the left) about their community supported agriculture (CSA) shares and learn how you can support our local food growers. Spend more time with our growers during farmer happy hour 2-6 p.m. here at the café. We’ll have the patio set up!

Farmer Talks
11:30 a.m. Emily, Shared Ground Farmers’ Cooperative
12:30 p.m. Naima Dhore, Somali-American farmer who grows certified organic vegetables
1:30 p.m. Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin, Main Street Project

The event is kid-friendly. Midwest Food Connection will be offering child-focused programming throughout the fair. Kids are welcome to explore the fair and plant a seedling with MFC!

Members of the co-op’s board of directors will be at the CSA Fair welcome table. Stop by and hear about their work on behalf of co-op owners!

Sitka Salmon Shares Special
Sitka Salmon Shares is offering $50 off shares sold at the CSA Fair. Plus, Sitka will donate $25 to Seward Co-op’s April SEED grant recipient for reach share sold. We would also like to thank Sitka Salmon Shares for sponsoring our food specials: fish tacos and smoked salmon benedict. Order them at the café during the fair!

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List of CSA Fair farmers:

Amador Hill Farm & Orchard (Women’s Environmental Institute)

Big River Farms

Blackbrook Farm

Burning River Farm

Buttermilk CSA & Folk School Retreat

EB Ranch LLC

Featherstone Farm

Growing Lots Urban Farm

Hmong American Farmers Association

Johnson Family Pastures

Little Big Sky Farm

Nelson Grass Farm

Northwoods Mushrooms (formerly Cherry Tree House Mushrooms)

Racing Heart Farm

Shared Ground Farmers’ Cooperative

Shepherd Moon Farm

Sitka Salmon Shares

St. Croix Valley

Tangletown Gardens

Treasured Haven Farm

Turnip Rock Farm

Untiedt’s Vegetable Farm

We’re Hiring! Join Us for a Job Fair Feb. 5

Take your career to the next level! Please join us for Seward Co-op’s first Job Fair of 2019 4-6 p.m. on Feb. 5 at Seward Co-op Creamery Café.

This is a great opportunity to meet the hiring managers of Seward Co-op’s Franklin and Friendship stores and Seward Co-op Creamery Café. It’s also a great time for existing employees to network with people around the organization.

You’ll hear about all the positions the co-op has and why Seward Co-op is such a great place to work!

Hiring managers will be available to answer questions and schedule interviews, so come with copies of your resume and a general cover letter.

For more information on positions currently open and to apply early , please visit our careers website: https://sewardcoop.applicantpro.com/jobs/

Some jobs currently open:

•Assistant Deli Manager
•Facilities Specialist
•Scanning Supervisor
•Wellness Manager
•Entry-Level Jobs
Positions include: Dishwashers, Baggers, Cashiers, Housekeepers, Deli Counter Staff, Cheese Counter Staff, Meat and Seafood Counter Staff, Grocery Stocker and Front of House Staff at Creamery Cafe; Wellness Counter Staff, Produce Staff, Front of House Shift Lead at Creamery Cafe, Cooks and Line Cooks

Click here to review open positions and apply now.

Round Up to Support Mental Health Resources

Round up at the register to support our January SEED grant recipient, St. Paul-based Mental Health Resources (MHR). Donations are being accepted at Seward Co-op stores and Seward Co-op Creamery Café.

MHR is a progressive, nonprofit organization that offers community-based mental health and substance use disorder services to adults recovering from serious mental illness.

MHR provides healthy meals and health mentoring for 400 neighbors who are recovering from serious mental illness so they can thrive physically and mentally.

Seward Co-op’s SEED Program
For more than 45 years, Seward Co-op has been committed to giving back to our community. In 2011, we introduced SEED, a new way for customers to participate in this commitment. This simple yet powerful community giving program allows customers to round up their grocery or Creamery Café bill for recipient organizations that share our commitment to a healthy community